A number of factors contribute to sex trafficking: gender inequality, organized crime syndicates, lack of employment opportunities, lack of education for girls and women, areas ravaged by war or natural disasters and the list continues.
But the greatest contributing factor to the existence and practice of sex trafficking is poverty.
With Warren Buffett's recent $30.7 billion donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, earmarked to fight poverty, Captive Daughters asks how will these funds eventually affect sex trafficking as a result of combating the poverty that motivates sex trafficking?
A new essay on the Captive Daughters website entitled Poverty & Sex Trafficking: How will Warren Buffett's $30.7 billion donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, earmarked to fight poverty, affect global sex trafficking, the cause of which is rooted in poverty? explores this question and the link between sex trafficking and poverty.
We want to encourage the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to address sex trafficking as they seek to fight poverty in developing nations. The link between the two is clear, and we invite you to read our new essay and to write to the Gates Foundation, asking that the link between sex trafficking and poverty be recognized and addressed.
Write to the Gates Foundation here: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102